Finally got around to dying my hair!! This time I went for a pink, yellow and blue combo, which looks totally different depending on how its worn. When its down the yellow section is basically hidden, so this hair has kind of a secret rainbow that I can bust out whenever I’m in the mood to be super colourful, hehe :)
First I sectioned my hair into the different colour areas, ensuring that the partings between the sections were nice and straight. I clipped each of them to keep them separate. A third of my fringe and roughly 1.5cm of the front of my hair next to my fringe were sectioned off for the blue. For the yellow the underneath area of hair above my ear (its hard to describe, but I parted my hair halfway down my head and sectioned off the area from there down over my ear). The rest of my hair was allocated to the pink dye.
Then I mixed/prepared my dyes. When dying multiple colours, having them ready to go beforehand makes it much easier!!
I dyed the blue areas at the front and in the fringe first.
Next I applied the pink dye. I held the bulk of the hair up above my head and using the brush applied dye to the roots around the section first. Then I applied the pink dye to the rest of the section using both my hands and the brush, making sure to separate the section to ensure coverage all the way to the roots. I clipped this large section in place on top of my head in a rolled bun to keep it separate from touching any other coloured sections.
Lastly, I applied the yellow.
I left the dye on for 40 minutes - this is enough time that it will last a few washes, but won’t prove impossible to fade out of my hair when I want to change colours!
When rinsing my hair I used lukewarm water to preserve the colour, and firstly rinse the bulk of the dye off my hair each section at a time to stop any colour transferring. Then I rinsed my hair all over to get out any remaining dye.
Rainbow Brite wishes she’d been drawn like this, with awesome locks of vivid rainbow hair. Whether you’re looking to show off for summer, celebrate LGBT Pride Month, recapture the childhood magic of sand art, or simply make everyone around you constantly crave rainbow rainbow sherbet and saltwater taffy, dazzling tresses like these could be yours.
The ladies in these photos all used ChromaSilk Vivids by Pravana, a brand of hair dye that comes in ten different shades and doesn’t run or transfer to other strands of hair. That’s what makes these dazzling chromatic hairstyles possible and what makes us want to find some cotton candy stat.